Antivirus

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by motaumar, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. motaumar

    motaumar Member

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    So this is the first time I e owned a Droid ans I'm curious to know if antivirus program is necessary

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    No not really! Out of everything I have read there has been very very few reports of an android device getting a virus.
     
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    Generally if your smart about what you download you should be fine, I do use Norton for android light just because it doesn't pop up often and doesn't use a noticeable amount of resources on my bionic.

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    I've been helping people with Android phones now for almost 2 years and I can not tell you how many times someone's problems were solved when they uninstalled an anti-virus app. Not proof positive that one isn't needed, but it sure is an indicator as to the effectiveness and/or quality of the ones that have been available.
     
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    Most of the vulnerability for android are from two sources:

    1. Android Market
    2. Side loading apps from the web

    Just be careful what you download, and download from trusted places.

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  6. motaumar

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    How do you watch out for suspicious apps on the market? I figured everything would be safe

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    Bad apps get on the market. Google is fairly fast in getting rid, but they do get in it.

    They are also very easy to spot.

    1. Most of the time they are naughty apps. Just read the reviews and look at the times downloaded.

    2. They can also try to masquerade as official app. Like from Google or as Adobe Flash. Similar to the above read comments and look at times downloaded. In addition, only trust apps from the developers own section. So only download Goggles apps from the Google developer page etc.

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